A selection of beautiful bike rides dotted around the best Kelowna riding zones.
Whether you're a local or a newcomer to the Okanagan, there's not much to dislike - a deep blue lake, rolling hills and the best climate in Canada add up to a pretty appealing package. Kelowna is increasingly becoming known as a mountain biking mecca too, and for good reasons - including the 5 in this guidebook.
There are several well known biking areas above Kelowna, with Smith Creek, Rose Valley, Crawford and Knox Mountain being the most popular. This guidebook contains at least 1 route in each of those areas so if you ride all of these lines you'll have begun to get a feel for the local zones.
The longest ride here is the (frankly epic) journey along Rose Valley's McDougall Rim. If you like a challenging uphill, wilderness and miles of glorious singletrack then you'll love it. The rides we've described at Crawford - Lost Lake and Crawford Canyon & Myra Bailout - are similar in that they involve tough climbs, but they're a little less "out there" than McDougall Rim and are better options for getting into the longer Okanagan rides. The 2 most straightforward routes in here are a fabulous trip over Knox Mountain and a trip down Smith Creek's best known line, called "Feel the Love".
Huge views, virtually guaranteed sunshine and perfect singletrack - head to the Okanagan for a week of epic riding!